Christy McDonald


Christy McDonald is an Emmy-Award winning TV anchor and journalist who has covered news in Detroit and Michigan for 25 years. For the past 10 years, she was Managing Editor/Anchor for WTVS Detroit PBS One Detroit.

Christy created the station’s weekly flagship politics/news show “MiWeek” in 2011, which evolved into “One Detroit” in 2017. In 2020, as a response to the pandemic, McDonald helped create and anchor “One Detroit: Arts & Culture,” a second weekly program devoted to the arts.

She also anchored special coverage for DPTV including documentaries, live news events, and the Mackinac Policy Conference. McDonald appeared numerous times over the years on the PBS NewsHour and CNN reporting on Michigan politics and Detroit’s financial crisis.

A sought-after moderator, McDonald has led lively discussions at the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Policy Conference, Mackinac Policy Conference, International Women’s Day events and BLM’s CEO Summit, among others.

McDonald also co-moderated Gubernatorial debates in 2014 and 2018. She has appeared on WDET public radio as a guest host/panelist, as well as a featured guest on the syndicated radio show “Remarkable Women” and WJR’s “Anything is Possible.”